Should i index https version of website?

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I have a question, do you have to index the https version of your domain even though the http version is already indexed? I saw an article online which says you have to add the https version in your Google website console to index it also. Wouldn't it be regarded as duplicate content with these 2 versions indexed?
 
Add the HTTPS version of your site to GWC, add a HTTP to HTTPS redirect to .htaccess and you are done.

Google will sort the rest seamlessly.
 
Add the HTTPS version of your site to GWC, add a HTTP to HTTPS redirect to .htaccess and you are done.

Google will sort the rest seamlessly.

The thing is the .htaccess file is a wordpress file as i have wordpress installed on my website. Also should i delete the http version after adding the https version to GWC? That is what i want to know.
 
Index https then perform a 301 http redirect to https
 
The thing is the .htaccess file is a wordpress file as i have wordpress installed on my website. Also should i delete the http version after adding the https version to GWC? That is what i want to know.

In WP, change the address in settings to https (after you install the SSL). That is all you have to do with WP. But you still need to add the redirect in .htaccess and add the https property to GWC.

Loads of guides on this on google if you do not understand what I have said. But basically, I have told you step by step how to do this safely.
 
Yes, you should index the https version. If you use Cloudflare, you can set page rule to redirect all HTTP to HTTPS. You should also redirect all www.yourdomain .com to yourdomain .com, or vice versa.
 
In WP, change the address in settings to https (after you install the SSL). That is all you have to do with WP. But you still need to add the redirect in .htaccess and add the https property to GWC.

Loads of guides on this on google if you do not understand what I have said. But basically, I have told you step by step how to do this safely.

I already had changed the address in settings of WP to https but i have not added the 301 redirect in the .htaccess file. However the http is redirecting to https so i am wondering if i need to do any adjustment in the .htaccess file.
 
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